FWPD: Altercation with police officers leads to gunshots, 1 hurt


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – One person is in serious condition after an officer-involved shooting on the southeast side of Fort Wayne, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, police were called to the 3100 block of Elmdale Drive, off Hessen Cassel Road south of Paulding Road, on a report of a domestic disturbance with weapons. Officers went inside the home and tried to resolve the situation.

Police said at some point, the adult male suspect began to resist and fight with officers. Officers were knocked to the ground and while at least one officer was on the ground, something happened that led to shots being fired. The adult male was struck. He was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. The officers were taken to a local hospital to be checked out for minor injuries.

Investigators aren’t releasing the names of those involved while they work to figure out exactly what happened.

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